Nikon Launches Trio of New Lenses

Nikon has expanded its range of lenses by bringing three new optics to market in the shape of the Nikkor 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5 E ED, the Nikkor 28mm f/1.4E ED and the Nikkor 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR.


Nikon’s trio of new lenses for FX and DX cameras

The 8-15mm lensNikon’s first-ever zoom fisheye, is arguably the most interesting lens of the three. With weather resistant features, the ability to capture two different styles of fisheye images by using either end of the focal length will be sure to appeal to action and wildlife photographers. The minimum focal length of 0.16m will also help photographers to get in close to subjects and stretch perspectives even further. Plus, at 485g, the lens seems pretty lightweight for a fisheye design, too!


The 8-15mm is Nikon’s first zoom fisheye lens

While the fisheye caters for sports photographers, the new Nikon 28mm f/1.4E ED (Nikon’s fastest-ever 28mm ED lens) is sure to catch the eye of travel, landscape and wedding photographers. A minimum focal distance of 0.28m could be combined with the large maximum aperture to produce stunning imagery using Nikon’s full-frame cameras. Like the fish-eye lens, the new 28mm boasts Nikon’s weather resistant features. Weighing in at 645g, the lens features a 9 rounded diaphragm design, which is sure to make for attractive bokeh.


The new 28mm lens builds on the success of the Nikkor 28mm f/1.8 G

Completing the release of new lenses is the only optic of the trio for Nikon’s crop sensor DX format cameras. The Nikkor 10-20mm/f.4.5-5.6G VR will be targeted at crop sensor landscape photographers, who will take advantage of the lens’ Vibration Reduction technology (VR) and minimum focusing distance of 0.22m. However, videographers could also make use of the 10-20mm lens thanks to the AF-P Stepping Motor, which aims to deliver smooth and silent autofocus that won’t be picked up on any audio you record.


Built for DX cameras, the 10-20mm lens is also suited to video work

The Nikkor 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED will be available immediately (June 15 in the UK) with a price-tag of $1,249/£1,299, while the AF-P DX Nikkor 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR (RRP $309/£329) and AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.4E ED ($1999/£2079) will come later in in June.